Friday, March 4, 2011

Chrysophyllum cainito | Star-apple | Taraphal.

Taxonomy of Chrysophyllum cainito

Scientific classification of Chrysophyllum cainito
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Chrysophyllum
Species: C. cainito
Binomial name :-Chrysophyllum cainito

Common names of Chrysophyllum cainito
Star-apple , Taraphal.

Description and uses of Chrysophyllum cainito plant

A medium sized evergreen tree.
They are also planted in gardens .
The fruit is slightly larger than a Chiku fruit and when cut open shows 8 to 10 compartments arranged like a star (hence the name star-apple).
It contains small amount of sugar and is not much relished.

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